Thursday, June 21, 2007

Why Is Everything On Sale When I'm Trying to Save?

Since I have proclaimed that I am adopting, purging my life of unnecessary stuff, saving my money and being frugal why am I now seeing more stuff than ever that I want to buy???????? Why is everyone having the best sale ever? Barneys 50%. Neiman Marcus. Saks. Target. CVS. Heck I can’t even go into Safeway and not find a good sale. I’m addicted. I look for a vintage store in every city I visit and I tell myself it is okay. Yes, it’s less expensive but I come out spending $200 (with 8 original dresses of course). But, how do I save for my baby with these habits?

So…I’m just trying to go cold turkey! Is there a patch for this? Maybe I should just try to wear everything in my closet. The truth of the matter is I don’t wear everything I have now. My new rule is, if there is a piece that I love but I just need a shirt or bottom to go with it I first look through every thing I have and try to make something work then if not I buy the option that I am going to love not the least expensive option that I won’t wear anyway. Remember my posting the other day, I’m not taking anything into my new life that I don’t love…this goes for clothes also!

Finally, this week I have been pretty proud of myself. I went to one of my favorite shopping areas in DC (Maza Gallerie) and all I did was look and try on a few pieces. OOH and AAH over them and then think about how great of a Mom I’m going to be next year and put them back! Now that was progress! That was maturity! I then went back home to purge!


Melissa said...

Amen to that!!

I don't know if I'll ever be able to kick my shopping addiction/habit.

Melissa said...

$3900 for home study?!?! That's an outrage. I paid $1250 and that included the mandatory weekend workshop and post placements (when they happen). I don't know what state you live in but there are lots of Yahoo groups such as InternationalAdoptOH (the two postal code letters of your state in place of OH) and post a message about what homestudy agencies are recommended. Good luck on your journey!!

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